Current Virtual Races
Run with Us and Never Stop Running! You can run alone or with a group of friends. It’s your race, on your terms! Each of our fun themed races vary in distance, beginning at 5K (3.1 miles). So, find the right race for you and once you register, we’ll send you your race packet. Ready to lace up those shoes and run with us? Check out our current virtual races below:
Half Marathon ChallengeA Virtual Race like no other - we train you, encourage you, celebrate you along the way to your half marathon finish line with this progressive 13.1 mile challenge.
Every step of the way you have coaching and support as you reach each Milestone in this progressive half marathon. As you complete each Milestone (5k, 10k, 10 Miles, 13.1 Miles) you add the magnetic distance token to your Half Marathon Challenge Medal.Learn More About The Challenge
'Run' It Forward
A wonderful component of our Virtual Race Series is the contribution to various charities. A percentage of each race registration is donated directly to the selected charity for that particular race. Our great community of virtual race runners have made it possible for Gone For a Run to donate thousands of dollars to an assortment of charities including:
Girls On The Run Internationalis an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls achieve their dreams through running.
Wear Blue: Run to Rememberis a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalis a leading children's hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Bridgeport Rescue Missionprovides a place of hope and dignity, fighting poverty from the inside out to the hungry, homeless, and addicted.
The Hole In The Wall Gang Campis dedicated to providing "a different kind of healing" to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge.
Give Kids The World Villageis a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Animal Hope & Wellnessis a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused solely on rescuing abused and neglected animals.
Achilles Internationalprovides a community of support to athletes with disabilities and helps them participate in running events and achieve their personal goals.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundis a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
Friends of Jaclyn Foundationenriches the lives of over 600 children and their families who are battling pediatric cancer.
Harlem RBIis an organization dedicated to helping inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn and grow.
Staris a non-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities.
"Virtual Races are so much fun! I made sure to let my friends know so they can join me."
"I participated in this virtual event and I’m so glad I did! The medal is fabulous. Thanks for putting together a great virtual run with fun extras. Every event I participate in takes me closer to my goals as a runner."View All Testimonials
What is a Gone For a Run Virtual Race?
A Gone For A Run Virtual Race is a race on your terms, your turf and your pace! Run (or walk) the predetermined distance with friends, family, or yourself whenever and wherever you’d like. Each race package contains a unique race bib and a truly awesome finisher’s medal. Contributing to the cause, a portion of your registration will be donated to a great charity!
You can run (or walk) through your neighborhood, on a treadmill or wherever you’d like. You can run alone or with a group of friends. It’s your race, on your terms! Each of our fun themed races vary in distance, beginning at 5K (3.1 miles). So, find the right race for you and once you register, we’ll send you your race packet.
Gone For a Run has had thousands of people run or walk our virtual races from all over the world and from all walks of life. We invite you to look at the photo journals below of each of our races and see our community of virtual race participants. You can feel the energy, the pride and the fun! The mantra of this community is inspiring and motivational; Set a goal, live a healthy lifestyle and give back. Ready to lace up those shoes and run with us?Read More
How Does a Virtual Race Work?
Run With Us!
Gone For A Run Virtual Races began in 2015, as a way to encourage people to get out and enjoy running, while also benefiting a variety of charitable causes.
Virtual races are a great way to start running or for seasoned runners to use as a fun training tool. Each virtual race has a fun theme and includes a tee or accessory complementing the race theme. A few of our perennial race themes include a Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, New Year's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other seasonal and fun virtual race themes.
By choosing a virtual race, you don't have to get up at pre-dawn hours or travel to far-off places to get the thrill of accomplishing your goal. You can run whenever and wherever you please within the designated virtual race dates. People from around the world have participated in our virtual running events. Many runners (and walkers) create a virtual race event and include family and friends to participate. Check out our past virtual race photo recaps showing groups of friends running together and completing the virtual races.
Once you register for a Gone For a Run Virtual Race you will receive a race packet. The virtual race package includes an awesome finishers medal, an authentic race bib and either a race t-shirt or another race themed wearable accessory. Gone For a Run virtual race medals get called out in social media on a regular basis – they are well designed, colorful, large and many have unique features! Regular virtual race participants have a dedicated medal hanger for these medals and a designated BIBFOLIO® bib album for the virtual race bibs.
Gone For a Run donates a portion of every registration fee to benefit a charitable partner. We believe in the commitment to "Run It Forward", and are proud we have been able to donate over $50,000 and growing!
Let's do this! Start training and when you're ready to officially run the race, pin your bib on and head out to complete the virtual race anywhere on the road, trail or treadmill. Once you have completed your race, proudly wear your well-earned race medal and be sure to share your photos and results.